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The Division 2 PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

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The Division 2 PC graphics performance: PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon

With AMD Radeon RX 580 prices having fallen into a flaming Division bin in recent months, this mid-range GPU is a cracking buy these days, especially while AMD’s free games deal carries on until April 6, too. Indeed, The Division 2 is one of said free games on offer at the moment, and what better way to show it off than on the RX 580?

This 8GB PowerColor Red Dragon model is one of the faster RX 580s out there at the moment, admittedly, and that’s mostly thanks to its high boost clock speed of 1380MHz. However, I’m pretty confident most of these results will be applicable to other 8GB versions of this card as well, as even slightly slower models should only be an average of a couple of frames behind tops.

Can I play this at 1920×1080?

Yes indeed. If an average of 55fps on Ultra isn’t good enough for you, then an average of 72fps on High almost definitely will be.

Can I play this at 2560×1440?

Yes indeedy doubly. Medium will get you the smoothest frame rates, averaging a very agreeable 66fps, but I also think you’ll be perfectly happy on High with an average of 50fps as well, especially if you apply some of the settings tweaks mentioned on the first page of this here The Division 2: How to get the best PC settings guide as well. Even Ultra is possible at this resolution thanks to a playable average of 38fps, which you’ll no doubt be able to push even higher applying the same techniques I just mentioned.

Can I play this at 4K?

A less enthusiastic yes indeedy triply here, but it’s possible nevertheless. Low will bag you a silky smooth average of 67fps, but why settle for Low when you can get an infinitely better looking game at 1440? I mean, you can always pick Medium and use those aforementioned settings tricks to push its average frame rate of 37fps a bit higher, but really, do you’ll almost certainly enjoy the game better by knocking the resolution down a notch.

Want to see what other graphics cards make of The Division 2? Here’s a handy list of links:

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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